Third series in ‘The Walking Dead’ franchise to film in Virginia
The third series in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” franchise will film its debut season in Central Virginia starting this summer.
The series is a spin-off of the AMC program “The Walking Dead,” now in its ninth season. “The Walking Dead” is about characters fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The new series will feature two female protagonists who are coming-of-age during the apocalypse.
“The series will provide high-paying jobs for our skilled workers and will invite economic opportunity for Virginia businesses large and small” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press release.
The show will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit. The exact amount will be based on the number of local workers hired, goods and services purchased and promotions of Virginia tourism.
Production of the 10-episode series will be the second AMC series to film in the commonwealth. AMC’s “TURN,” which ended in 2017, filmed four seasons Virginia. The show had a total economic impact of over $217 million.
Filming is expected to wrap up around late fall/early winter. The series is expected to air in 2020.